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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
very fair and measured. while i thank supervisor farrell and chu for their two amendments i believe while it may not be the intention, they significantly -- the other two poemproposals significantly comt the puc ability to -- the program successfully. that's our goal to have a program that's implementable and a smooth execution. with that said i definitely also believe that all san franciscans deserve a choice on where their energy comes from and who will be providing it. i believe this program strikes the right balance between achieving our environmental goals and protecting our vulnerable customers. and that is it for me, mr. president. thank you. >> president chiu: supervisor campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you. i want to first of all thank all my colleagues for all their comments today. it has been, i think for me, as a member of this board, great to see the level of the -- the substantive level of discussion here, and the fact is that we, as a body, could have differences of opinion but i think that whatever happens here has been enriched by the substance of the discussion.
SFGTV
Sep 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
amendments that were presented by supervisor chu and farrell with respect to pages 5 and 16, but i will be voting against those two amendments for the reasons that mr. harrington outlined, out of deference to him, and in their estimation their ability to make sure that this program is successful, i will respectfully oppose the first two of the amendments introduced by my colleagues. and with respect to the third amendment, which deals with the reserve for the reasons that mr. harrington indicated, i will be supporting that amendment. and so i will be urging my colleagues to vote no on the first two amendments by supervisors farrell and chu, but yes on the third. and with respect to the amendments that were introduced by supervisor kim, president david chiu, supervisor cohen, supervisor mar, i will be strongly supporting those amendments. i think that the add to the program and address some of the concerns that have been outlined. and, you know, a lot has been said about the viability of this program, a lot of questions about whether or not the numbers add up, some questions about protec
SFGTV
Sep 10, 2012 2:30pm PDT
district 2 supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. i want to thank the appellants and project sponsor for their hard work. unless you want to talk to the project sponsor, the appellate, offer the planning department as well for any comments or questions. but otherwise i suggest perhaps opening up to a public comment right away. >> president chiu: thank you. as supervisor farrell mentioned there is a resolution to this but we want to open it up to public comment. any members of the public that wish to speak in support or against the appeal, this is the time. >> good afternoon, supervisors. jim reuben, representing the project sponsor in this case. i want to urge you to support the correct decision of the planning department to issue the cad ex in the first place for what amounts to a firewall and i want to thank supervisor farrell's office and particularly margaux kelly. we went through three continuousances so the resolution did take a while and i appreciate the help. thank you. >> ♪ and somewhere down the crooked road, our roads are gonea cross again. ♪ and it brings me t
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 3:30pm PDT
you about your perspective on the amendments that supervisors chu and farrell have indicated. just so i understand, you're stating that for the amendments on page 5 and 16 to the resolution, you have some issues -- you have probably some significant issues to that, but with regards to the ordinance at section 3, you're more comfortable with that. is that correct? >> that's correct, supervisor. >> president chiu: and then also i understand that the sf puc cannot necessarily immediately include, in clean power sf rates a component to begin recovering the reserves so suggestion has been made that we amend the language for supervisor chu's amendment to state that the sf puc will recommend the inclusion in clean power sf rates, et cetera. is that accurate -- >> yes, supervisor, because we have a rate fairness board. the puc has to then adopt it. this board has the right to veto it. so declaring it will be so will be added on to the regular process seems stronger than you should be, but saying we expect you to do it. absolutely, we will try to. >> president chiu: if i could suggest to our c
SFGTV
Sep 22, 2012 9:00am PDT
with cash, or through bonding. and supervisor farrell referred to a concern that it just simply would not generate enough cash to be able to bond around it. so if you could respond to that. >> sure, supervisor. when you're trying to go out and build a major facility to produce power, the normal thing to do is to go out and borrow the money, borrow enough money to pay your debt service while constructing the facility and then when the facility is put in place, that revenue that then now generates by selling that power pays back the bonds. so that's the process for it. the idea would be that, as we work through the process, by having cca out there, by having a customer base, by having a revenue base, we become believable to bond rating agencies and those that might lend us the money. that's why you need the base but that base subject, on day one starting to pay the debt service. the idea is as we move through and start having ability to do that build-out, if it happens while we're still under contract with shell, we have a contract term this allows us to swap in our power for shells. we
SFGTV
Sep 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
farrell: good morning and welcome to the special meeting of the government audit and oversight committee meeting on monday, july 30, 2012. i am supervisor mar farrell, chaired the meeting. i am joined by board president david chiu, and we will be joined momentarily by supervisor scott wiener, who was filling in today for vice chair supervisor sean elsbernd. i would like to thank the clerk of the board, victor young, and the members of sfgtv you're covering this meeting. nona and john. >> please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards sent copies of documents should be submitted to the clerk of the items acted upon today will appear on september 4, 2012 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. supervisor farrell: ok, thank you, mr. clerk. right now, we have supervisor wiener as sponsor items one and two. he is stuck in an endeavor committee. he will join us momentarily. we're going to take things out of order. call item 3 first, and then we will go to item number four. >> item number 3, resolution authorizing the director of the mayor'
SFGTV
Sep 29, 2012 10:30pm PDT
. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> no. >> supervisor farrell? >> no. >> mar, no. supervisor a lag gi, aye, supervisor wiener? >> wiener, no. supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor campos, aye, president chiu, aye. >> i think supervisor kim, you have another amendment. >> city attorney. >> to the -- i'm sorry. >> john, deputy still attorney, i want to confirm what that amendment would say, so it's c-1 shall be a resident of district 6, c-2 shall be a resident of district 10, they should be of a city of no specific district, was that your intent? >> i'm okay with that but it was specific that i would like them to represent the area plan. it wasn't specific that they had to live in the area plan but they represent the two out of the three area plans. >> not necessarily. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> how will it work, if they own property is there not a financial conflict of interest on voting on any of those issues? >> mr. gib ner? >> that depends, there could be conflicts. >> to the maker on the motion, your thoughts on that? >> i did not ask that they had to reside in the air y plan but they are represent gi
SFGTV
Sep 4, 2012 8:30am PDT
cindy first. supervisor farrell: thank you very much. supervisor wiener? supervisor wiener: i just want to say that those people that are here for items one and two, thank you very much. we plan to get to those pretty quickly. >> good morning. thank you for inviting us to discuss this city's audits. the deliverables issued by mgo included in your package include the fiscal year 2011 with the government bought it and oversight committee. the segel audit report and the audit plan for fiscal year 2012. the me first start with the report to the government audit and oversight committee. this report includes the communication we as auditors are required to present to the oversight body. in addition, the city does not have a current-year recommendation deemed to be control deficiencies pertaining to the financial statement audit. that is noted on page 5. the report also includes a summary status of prior year recommendations. the city fully implemented all of these recommendations except the three related to the port of san francisco, which are on pages 5 and 6. the three include the disa
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, no. supervisor mar, no. supervisor olague, no. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, no. >> clerk calvillo: there are four ayes and seven nos. >> president chiu: motion to continue fails. and unless there's any discussion, why don't we -- supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: i just wanted to state that in terms of what appears to be just the only dispute is in the first two, the third amendment, plus supervisor kim's amendment appear to be uncontroversial, in terms of the disputed amendments, i will not be supporting them because i do not believe that i have enough information to -- given how quickly this has all unfolded to know whether this is something that is possible to implement. it might be but i just don't know and i don't feel comfortable voting for an amendment where i don't know if it's feasible or if it's a poison pill. >> president chiu: any further discussion, colleagues? so why don't we take the amendments in the order they were made. first were amendments made by supervisor kim and with the tec
SFGTV
Sep 22, 2012 9:30am PDT
to be in, i think these are all very legitimate things to do. i think that supervisor farrell has already articulated, we understand that there is limitation -- there are lintations set by state laws, limitations based on not being able to do an opt-in program and that will not change within a week's time. when is important for us to look at and work with our state attorney on is how to strengthen this program, this opt-out component that we have to include in the program such that we make sure people are notified adequately, that they are able to understand fully what risks they are going into, what the rates potentially would look like. this is something that is very crucial in understanding it. i know for one, having parents who were immigrants, having parents who worked all the time people sometimes just miss things, they miss bills that come in the mail, sometimes they miss things through e-mail, they're busy working. so really being able to strengthen that component is very important. i think we can benefit from a week's time. i'd like to come to a place where i could suppor
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am PDT
, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, no. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, no. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, aye. >> clerk calvillo: there are eight ayes and three nos. >> president chiu: the motion to amend passes. now discussion on the vote on the underlying items as amended. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. colleagues, i respect everyone's decisions. with that however i'm not going to be supporting the underlying items, but what i would like to do, the one thing i want to make clear is again, as mentioned before, everyone supports our green economy in san francisco and any job creating measures to that effect are something i want to support so i'd like to divide the file for item 16, the $6 million going to fund go solar sf to energy efficiency initiates as well as the study of the local build-out i would like to separate those items out and have a roll call on those items separately. >> president chiu: okay. why don't we first take a vote on the $6 million progra
SFGTV
Sep 22, 2012 8:30am PDT
i'm making in conjunction with supervisor farrell here. the second would be another whereas clause, added to page 16, and these should be in front of you as well, whereas the sf puc have not commit to buy power from shell unless the commission determines that a quantity of customers sufficient to ensure the financial viability of the program has indicated desire to be included in the initial marketing of the program. finally, to the ordinance, section 3, and the resolution, page 9, the sf puc will include in the clean power sf rates a component to begin recoveringy reserves required in the program in the contract period so customers of clean power sf will bear the cost of the program. again, in that phase in terms of the recovery of the reserves there is not an indication of the level but it is sending a message we would like the program to become sufficient over time. those are motions i'd like to make. i want to thank the puc staff and ed harrington. they've done a great job of shepherding a program through that they thought they could bring to the board and we simply have a few
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2012 7:30am PDT
, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> clerk calvillo: there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: resolution is adopted. item 19. >> clerk calvillo: item 19, resolution authorizing the public utilities commission to accept and expend the department of water resources administered grant in the amount of approximately $863,000 for a high efficient toilet installation program. >> president chiu: same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. >> the clerk: item 20, resolution establishing rent and term for a second extension and confirming a sublease extension with the unified school district for real property on mission street for general assistant services from the human services agency. >> president chiu: same house, same call this resolution is adopted. >> clerk calvillo: item 21, resolution to consider the issuance of perform adges to the rocksie theater located at 2117, 16th street will serve the public convenience. >> pres
SFGTV
Sep 4, 2012 9:00am PDT
. supervisor wiener: thank you very much. is there any other public comment? supervisor farrell: seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor wiener: i would like to thank everyone for coming out today. it's extremely hard to get small business owners to come out for public comment because they have it -- because they have to run their business and sometimes they're the only person there and it's a real pain to come to city hall and sit for couple of hours waiting for your two minutes. i've never been very successful at getting small business owners to come out. we were successful today because these sections are not pro-small business. these over broglie a lump in many, many good, honest small- business owners and treat them as if they were running the worst kind of pawnshop basically. it's not just about fees. the fee is significant and onerous. it's also about the fingerprinting and having to go to the hall of justice and be photographed at as the one gentleman mentioned, having to keep a log. whether you are reporting every seven days or 30 days, you are still having to keep me
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
just looking at the -- to my colleague, supervisor chu and farrell, it looks like the amendments would be harmful to the success of the program, from what i could see. i just wanted to first thank supervisor campos for bringing this forward after years of work by assemblyman tom ammiano and many others. i also wanted to thank the sierra club, many leaders from the sierra club over many years, kind of pushing and advocating and advising on this, besides our great puc staff, and our lafco staff, nancy miller, and jason greed a freid as well. i've been listening to the senior organizations, low income people groups and community based organizations input, as well as the electrical workers. we've been communicated to by hunter stern and ibiew on a number of issues. as a father, i want to see a clean air future, clean greener future for my daughter and the future generation. and melanie nutter, head of the department of the environment is here, that we have tremendously ambitious climate action plan goals. and as ed harrington said a moment ago, this will help us at least make a dent on kin
SFGTV
Sep 23, 2012 9:00pm PDT
supervisor olague mentioned but also the bridge theater that's in supervisor farrell's district. i'm glad that supervisor kim is using kind of her efforts and supervisor wiener as well to support small businesses-like theaters. i used to have a beer and pizza at parkway theater in oakland so i would cross the bridge to be able to hold my then baby and have alcohol but also with a family environment too. i'm hoping the roxie keeps it as a family environment too but i'm not so sure. i know that as we look at how small businesses can try to survive, finding different types of diverse types of food and drink kind of in different establishments is critical. so i'm really supportive of this and have been talking with the different theater owners from four star to balboa about ways to enhance their small businesses as well. thank you. >> president chiu: any further discussion? colleagues, first of all, on the amendments, if we could take the amendments without objection? that shall be the case. and on the underlying resolution to be adopted as amended, same house, same call? without objection th
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 6:30am PDT
indication of a desire. this is not -- and maybe this is also a question to the chair, to supervisor farrell. is this -- when this language talks about a desire to be included, indicating a desire to be included in the initial marketing of the program, so it's almost like a survey, as opposed to someone signing on the dotted line, saying i'm in the program. that's how i'm reading this, but i'm curious -- to supervisor chu as well, the authors. >> yes. the construct is to allow the puc -- the commission that approved and created the cca legislation, and the contract that's before us today, allow them -- and the bottom line is after the effective date of this legislation to have them do -- whether you call it survey or outreach, whatever the phrase is, to understand who might be interested in being mcdonald ma. i have confidence going back to my constituents and everyone on this board to say it's the ones who indicated that they wanted to be marketed to that are going to be part of this program and that to me is an important part of a way to look at -- at -- ake law but make this as acceptable
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> president chiu: supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. and, colleagues, and also want to echo support and thanks to ed harrington. i think he's done an amazing job. i know we will talk about you later but done an amazing job at the puc. you know, when i first heard of cca a number of years ago before being on the board of supervisors, and the notion of creating greener, cheaper energy, that also creates local jobs, you know, who wouldn't support that idea. and i believe, as much as anyone in building our green economy here in san francisco, and doing what we can to make that a reality. and, you know, as i mentioned to mr. harrington, have expressed to him, i realize the constaint he's been under and puc has been under through state law and otherwise in what they can create. as was talked about in committee last week, the initial goals of the board of supervisors passed a number of years ago before cca were simply unattainable. i want to echo comments that i support the -- of cca but there are a number of issues that i have with the current form of the pr
SFGTV
Sep 22, 2012 10:00am PDT
harringt harrington. >> [applause.] >> president chiu: supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, president chiu. ed, let me just add to the chorus of really applause for you. we first met last year, before i was even sworn in as supervisor. we met for coffee, 44 montgomery, right by my old office. from that day on, i said it before, in committee last week, one of my favorite people in city government, someone that not only i think shares incredible background but also someone with such integrity. we seem to be at odds on this latest issue but we've had such great dialogue over the last number of months, on san francisco reservoir and other things we work on. i wish i had more time to work with you. it's only been a year and a half. i wish you the best. this city will be the one that will lose out but i hope it's your gain and wish you all the happiness and success in the future. thanks for everything you've done. >> [applause.] >> president chiu: supervisor mar. >> supervisor mar: i was going to tip my hetch hetchy glass to you, ed. but i wanted to say that a number of my co
SFGTV
Sep 8, 2012 7:30am PDT
i make that motion. thank you. >> chair kim: thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor chiu: sprank tra , chair kim. these are always difficult decisions but we have to move forward with someone. let me say a few things because a lot was brought up in the public comment and otherwise. speaking as someone who did not vote to seat mr. wolfe, i guess it was a number of months now to the sunshine ordinance task force, there was certainly no intent to stop the task force from meeting, and agree that there was, as supervisor campos mentioned, a general unawareness of what was happening by doing so, and stopping the task force from meeting by our charter. i do have a bit of a different approach though. i don't -- just because of that, i don't believe we need to seat someone necessarily. we still want to find the right person, and someone that we believe in to sit on the sunshine ordinance task force or any other task force or commission that we appoint. i don't believe just because there's one requirement that we're going to have to appoint someone that we don't
SFGTV
Sep 28, 2012 7:30am PDT
elsbernd, no. supervisor farrell, no. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. >> the clerk: there are eight ayes and three nos. >> supervisor chiu: this ordinance passed on the first reading and resolution adopted. -6r7b8g9sdz i have a 3:30 -- related to the last item. mr. harrington, i don't know if you know what is coming down but i have a resolutio that is spony all members of the board to thank you in your final week before you leave city government. it is a resolution that commends you as our puc general manager and form he city controller for 28 years distinguished service to the city. ed, i know a lot of our colleagues will say these comments to you privately and publicly, but we have a lot of city employees who are extremely hard working, we have a lot of city employees who are incredibly smart and innovative and support the very best of integrity and doing what is in the best interest of the city. i think it is fair to say that's certainly for me and all of my colleagues you have
SFGTV
Sep 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you, chair kim. i've been relatively silent during these items, really just because i'm really thankful for the commissioners for being willing to serve again. ms. caen, ms. vietor, mr. courtney, i really had no questions of them, other than what was being asked. your service has been incredible to the puc. i think even more broadly, all three of you to the city of san francisco in so many fashions. i really want to thank you for your service. i'm more than happy and delighted that you're willing to serve again, and that i will be happy to support it. and also to the comments supervisor campos made, i think especially because the laborers are to the puc, it's so important that we have labor being represented here, couldn't support them more fully. vince, you are a great representative of your union. you should be proud of what you do. thank you for your willingness to come back. i will make a motion to amend supervisor campos' motion to do this, we're going to make a motion to amend item no. 2, to -- for ms. cae, make the motion appro
SFGTV
Sep 16, 2012 12:00am PDT
well. i want to recognize supervisor farrell's comments though regarding the fact that -- (no audio) -- i do want to give him an opportunity to do so, to meet with my colleagues and see if he's able to garner some other support. if it isn't, i suspect -- i know that this item will then come back and be referred to rules committee. i know mr. oka, i'm a huge fan of mr. oka. i'm glad that he's interested in this committee. unfortunately his application did not come in by the the time we agendized the rules committee and for that reason i feel for the sake of the process and honoring the process i will be supporting moving this motion out to the full board. but i do think that there is some -- i do think that supervisor farrell had brought some valid concerns but i want to give mr. wolfe that opportunity to lobby and make his case to other members of this board of supervisors. so, supervisor farrell, i don't believe you actually made the motion that you had discussed, and i appreciate your willingness to not engage in the rigmarole. we have a motion to move forward mr. wolfe with recom
SFGTV
Sep 3, 2012 8:30pm PDT
to hearing the amendments from both sides of the aisle. supervisor farrell's em in at about first response will speed up then the amendment on the board of supervisors oversight. one of the things we have not asked for use as those amendments and as the entire package moves forward, we hope that supervisor farrell and supervisor campos can come on board as co-sponsors to make one large tent. thank you very much. supervisor kim: thank you. >> tim, i am here on behalf of the housing coalition. i wanted to express our strong support for this, and he is right, that would be wonderful of come. i wanted to speak also to the integrity of the negotiations that got us to where we are here, and i appreciate your comments on this. i think that it is no sure thing that this is going to pass. there will be organized opposition to it. there always will be. it would be great to win this one. finding a dedicated source to fund the housing affordability has been the holy grail of housing for many years. this is a modest step but brings us closer to that. i think that to the extent of staying close
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